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Five qualify for House District 53 seat

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Four Democrats and a Republican have qualified to run for the Alabama House District 53 seat in Birmingham which became open when longtime Democratic Rep. Demetrius Newton passed away.

Democrats qualifying included Anthony "Alann" Johnson, assistant pastor at Zion Star Baptist Church; Birmingham attorney Arthur D. Shores Lee; Demetrius C. Newton Jr., an instructor at Miles College; and Frank Topping, who is retired.

Qualifying as a Republican was Birmingham real estate broker Willie "W.A." Casey. Casey is a deacon at Birmingham's Sixteenth Street Baptist Church.

Primary election for the Democratic candidates will be Dec. 3 and the runoff if necessary will be Jan. 28. General election is scheduled for March 25. If there is no runoff, the general election will be Jan. 28.

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